We asked our awesome tour guides what their favorite Christmas on Wheels tour stops were. They were super enthusiastic with their responses because, well, they just love Christmas in D.C.!
We start with Tour Guide Bill!
Q: How long have you been a guide at Bike and Roll?
A: I’ve been a tour guide with Bike and Roll for 5 years.
Q: What is your favorite stop on the Christmas tour and why?
A: I love seeing the Capitol Tree brought in each year, it’s just a majestic setting for a tree. You also can’t beat the holiday decorations at the Willard.
Q: Why do love being a tour guide here?
A: After 5 years of Segway tours, it’s still fun meeting great people and sharing tidbits about things here in the Nation’s Capital.
Willard Christmas Decorations
Capitol Christmas Tree “DUSK” By: S N LONG
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Every kid asks for a bike for Christmas, and so should every adult! Looking for a last minute Christmas gift to give to that energetic outdoor loving person in your life? Well look no further because we have that gift for you!
Give the gift of a Trek Verve 3 Hybrid bike. We’re selling our Trek Verve 3 bikes ranging in sizes from 13” to 25”. These bicycles are perfect for commuting and city riding and would look great under your Christmas tree!
Our expertly maintained fleet has been sustained by professional mechanics and tuned up for the sale. Our mechanics take pride in their work, ensuring all bikes are up to standard.
Email us at [email protected] to set up your bike sale appointment or if you have any questions.
Pennsylvania Avenue gets all dressed up for Christmas and it’s truly a sight to be seen. That’s why it’s another one of our favorite Christmas on Wheels tour highlights.
Pennsylvania Avenue is a street that connects the White House and the Capitol Building and is referred to as “America’s Main Street”. You will find the Canadian Embassy, National Archives Building, Old Post Office Pavilion, and more.
During the Christmas season, Pennsylvania Avenue is festive and cheerful with outdoor markets and Christmas lights.
Don’t miss out on experiencing Washington, DC at its most magical. Book a Christmas on Wheels tour with us now!
Bike and Roll DC’s “Christmas on Wheels” Bicycle and Segway Tours begin December 5th and we can hardly wait!
One of our favorite stops on the tour is the Capitol Christmas tree. This year, the Capitol Christmas tree is a Noble fir from Willamette National Forest in Oregon.
The 75-foot-tall tree will be lit on December 5th at 5 p.m. by the speaker of the House and will be decorated with handmade ornaments from people who live in Oregon.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and our tour guides are looking forward to spending the holiday season with you! Make your reservations now for our Christmas on Wheels tour to experience the Capitol Christmas Tree and so much more.
Announcing Bike and Roll DC’s 3rd Annual Christmas on Wheels Tour!
Bike and Roll DC will again be offering Washington’s only Christmas tour by bike and Segway, aptly named “Christmas on Wheels,” the tour and rental company announced today. Christmas on Wheels will be offered every Saturday and Sunday beginning December 2nd through December 17th. Tour highlights include the holiday showcase at the U.S. Botanic Garden, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, hotel and Embassy decorations, the National Christmas Tree, festive treats and more!
“For fifteen seasons, Bike and Roll DC has provided Washington visitors and locals alike with one of the most unique ways to experience the city’s profound history, culture and beauty,” said Stephen Marks, Managing Member of Bike and Roll DC. “We are very excited to continue the tradition of showcasing our nation’s capital at its most magical with our third annual Christmas on Wheels tour. This is the only tour of its kind in Washington and we can’t wait to help deliver the spirit of the season to even more people this year!”
Similar to Bike and Roll’s signature “Monuments” and “Capital Sites” tours, Christmas on Wheels will be led by professionally trained guides and filled with historical anecdotes—of the festive variety—as riders arrive at each tour stop. Families and children of all ages are welcome on the bike tour, trailer tandems and Burleys are available for younger children. Riders must be 16 for the Segway tour. Guests will have multiple photo opportunities throughout the tour. Complimentary water and festive end of tour treats will also be provided.
Some helpful tips from Bike and Roll DC:
- Reserve your spot in advance! There are a very limited number of spots available for each tour, so Bike and Roll DC strongly recommends making reservations as soon as possible.
- Reservations can be made online at www.bikeandrolldc.com by clicking the “RESERVE NOW” button and selecting your preferred date for Christmas on Wheels, under “Guided Tours.” Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 202.842.2453.
- Christmas on Wheels will run on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. More spots may be opened based on demand. Private tours are available any day (advance reservation required, additional fees apply.)
- All tours are 2.5 hours. Segway tours are from 3:30 PM-6:00 PM. Bike tours are from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM.
- The cost for the bike tour is $39 for adults and $34 for children 12 and under and $64 per person for the Segway tour.
- Dress warm! Although riding from site to site is a warmer option than walking, DC temperatures in December can be unpredictable, so be sure to dress in layers. Bike and Roll will have gloves for sale for a nominal charge.
Celebrating 8 Years of Bike and Roll DC-Union Station!
8 years ago this week, our Union Station location opened it’s proverbial glass helmet to the public! Since that fateful October day in 2009, we’ve rented countless bikes to visitors from near and far, been a go-to repair and service shop for the #BIKEDC community…and added lots of Five Star Fun to one of the country’s biggest train stations.
In celebration of 8 wheely great years, we’re running an anniversary special all October long! Receive $8 off full-day bike rentals and $2 off hourly rentals through October 31st. Use the code “UNION8” when reserving a bike online, for walk-up rentals, mention the code in person.
Check out some of our favorite #throwback photos from our first week in business at Union Station below:
Pedal through the dog days of summer and savor the sunshine by checking out some of the fun things going on in and around DC this August!
There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day Weekend than in Washington DC and no better way to see the city’s beloved memorials and monuments than with Bike and Roll DC. We’ve rounded up a list of 5 places/events to ride to as we kick off summer and pay tribute to America’s heroes this Memorial Day Weekend in our nation’s capital.
Have you heard the exciting news about the first ever DC Bike Ride?! Bike and Roll DC is proud to be a supporting partner of DC Bike Ride. On May 22nd, thousands of cyclists will ride across Washington, DC on a unique car-free tour of the nation’s capital (something we know a little bit about!) If you’re interested in participating and would like to rent a bike…we’ve got you covered! Reserve your bike online here: http://bit.ly/DCBikeRideRentals2016